Barbara Elizabeth Hatcher Hunter, age 89, passed away on Sunday, June 9th, 2019 in Pensacola Florida. Barbara was born in Gough (Burke County) Ga on August 19, 1929 to parents Roger Lawson Hatcher, Sr (Sheik as he was known) and Jewel Davis Hatcher. After marrying, she relocated to the Atlanta area and lived there for 28 years. Life changes brought her to Hiawassee. She lived in Hiawassee for over 40 years along with her dear friend and business partner Thelma Moody Noblet, who preceded her in death in January of 2018.
Simple words alone cannot express the joy and happiness that Barbara, also known as Mia-Maw, Aunt Barbara or just Mom meant to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. Growing up in Waynesboro, GA. , she attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC while playing Women’s Collegiate Basketball and attained her Associates Degree. Not believing in being idle, she had numerous accomplishments with both work and recreation, President of the PTA, spearheading both girl and boys little league, operating a marina and actively working up until January 2019.
After living independently until early February, Barbara had to move from the mountains to Florida with family for assistance and care. Her two favorite places were the beaches and the mountains.
Barbara is survived by her brother, Roger Lawson Hatcher, Jr of Fayette County, GA; her daughter; Jane Hunter Spain (David) of Newnan, GA and her son Bill Hunter (Stephanie) of Pensacola, FL. She is also survived by two Grandsons’ she cherished; Elliot Hunter (Alicia) and Logan Hunter, both of Pensacola. Barbara is also survived by numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews and many close friends.
Barbara was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church of Hiawassee.
Visitation: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:00-2:00 at Banister Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Banister Funeral Home. with Rev. Bradley Thomas officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Alzheimer’s Society or Autism Society of Pensacola.